My Horse Forum
Figured I should do a quick update on my new girl.
So I bought her as a 7 y/o fixing to turn 8 year old 14.2 hony, and found out she was a recently turned 6 y/o 15hh horse.
Once she cleared her vet visit and all that other stuff I was cleared to move her into the barn. Did intros over the fence and all that fun stuff in an adjoining paddock. Initial turn out went very well, a bit of running around on her part, minimal drama when the others approached. Appeared to be a pretty smooth transition. Then someone went and bit her in the lady parts a few days later right after evening turnout. So we kept her in at night the last couple of nights, which she is fine with except during turnout when she decided she was going to go out and jumped the stall door. A scrape but otherwise fine. Now her window gets closed. Aside from evening turnout she is quite content to stand and eat hay, and suffer me treating her lady parts. She takes that as well as can be I suppose, doesn't offer to kick,...
I wanted to make a thread about my horse Flash, as he grows and eventually something to follow once I start breaking him. He is a Dutch Harness Horse and my main focus for him will be dressage. I tend to get pic heavy in the spring/summer so most of my updating will be then I'm sure!
Here are some pics starting when I first got him at 6 months old - he is now over a year and half.
He has gone through some pretty wonky growth spurts lol
So far I have handled him a lot this past summer. Mostly grooming, a little bit in hand (walk, trot, whoa beside me), introductions to tarp, and he loves swimming! He's great with dogs, I bring my shepherd out to the farm with me and play with his "chuck it" while...
I haven't posted Fancy here in AGES and she's a chunky chubby older lady now Thought I'd see what you all think. She's been my all-arounder since I got her at coming 4. She's done lower-level H/J, Eventing, Foxhunting/Hunter Paces and lots of good trail riding and camping. Couldn't ask for a better heart horse!
Photo taken today. She's been out of work all winter through no fault of her own
I like the threads that other people have about their horse and the progress they are making throughout the year so I decided to make my own. It's probably better than making a new thread each time my horse does something good or bad haha. And that way those of you who want to follow our progress can, and those who don't care at all won't have to open this thread!
So most of you already know, but just to make this a real "progress blog" I guess I should give a bit of a background story- Rain is my mare I bought this past June. After my mom's mare came around a few years ago I said I'd never get a mare again. I prefer my gelding much more. However, Rain is from the same breeder as Sublime and I thought it was worth it to take a look at her because she was in my price range and I love this breeder's horses. I looked at Rain a year or so prior at a training facility that had her and decided she was way too much to handle for me at the time. She was in training for the ASB western...
Docs Legally Blonde, aka Jessie, aka Miss Mare is going to have a big year in 2017, as am I Forewarning, I like to write and this will likely end up a novel, but I thought it would be nice to have our progress in one spot
Truth time. I have had Miss Mare since she was 5 years old, and she turns 17 in May. I was only 11 when I got her, and have spent the last few years practically starting over with her due to the "training" I instilled back then. We currently go out on trails and dabble around in a dressage arena She has a solid walk, trot, leg yield (struggles more moving left, slight bend right), start of shoulder in, yields on the forehand and hindquarters very well, solid w/t to halt and halt to w/t transitions, has a killer rein back, is usually light in the bridle, moves forward with nice energy, has been using her hind end well and reaching under herself, and is overall very responsive to light aids. She is very thick through the throatlatch, and has a...
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